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Assam prez poll completed over three hrs ahead of time

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The voting for the presidential poll in today was completed more than three hours before the time limit.

"The voting went very peacefully and there was no issue at all. Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta voted last at around 1:40 pm," the principal secretary to assembly Mrigendra Kumar Deka said.

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and BPF member Kamal Shing Narzary are supposed vote in Delhi, he said adding the rest 124 MLAs of the 126-member house cast their votes before noon itself.

Three AIUDF MPs Badruddin Ajmal, Radheshyam Biswas and Sirajuddin Ajmal voted in the assembly.

"We will have to wait till 5 pm as mandated by the Commission of After that we will seal the ballot box and keep it in the strong room," Deka said.

The box will be flown to tomorrow morning for counting later this week, he added.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 17:48 IST